SJWPBD 2023 Award Winner

Young Innovators Awarded for Water Solutions at SJWPBD 2023 Award Ceremony

The SJWPBD Award Ceremony 2023 took place on Saturday, May 27th, at ITN-BUET Seminar room. The event, organized by House of Volunteers Foundation Bangladesh with ITN-BUET as the strategic partner, showcased the immense talent and unwavering dedication of all participating teams.

May 27, 2023

DPHE Officials Pledge to Prioritize Gender Equality in Sanitation Services

In an innovative initiative aimed at advancing gender equality and inclusivity in the delivery of sanitation services, officials from the Department of Public Health Engineering (DPHE) participated in a specialized workshop titled “Strengthening Gender Inclusion in Sanitation Service Delivery.” The workshop was jointly organized by DPHE, ITN-BUET and CWIS-FSM support cell, with the support of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Taking place at BRAC CDM, Rajendrapur from May 13th to 14th, the workshop brought together a total of 30 delegates (18 female and 12 male), including 19 senior officials from DPHE.

May 14, 2023

Training Course Focusing Advocacy Innovation on CWIS for FANSA Member Countries

Training Course Focusing Advocacy Innovation on CWIS for FANSA Member Countries

ITN-BUET, ENPHO, and FANSA have organized a six-day long virtual training course on CWIS from 08 May 2023. FANSA Regional partners from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Pakistan, Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka, who are implanting the “Rising for the Rights” project, are the primary participants of this online training program.

May 08, 2023

Best Practices Towards Inclusive Sanitation in South-Asia

South Asian Partners Convene to Share Best Practices for Inclusive Sanitation

Amidst the pressing need to address city-wide sanitation solutions across South Asia, partners from the region convened virtually at a side event on the 10th Asia-Pacific Forum for Sustainable Development Forum (APFSD) to highlight effective and scalable models to upscale inclusive sanitation.

March 29, 2023

Sustainable Water Management (SWM) Expo

Collective Responsibility is Necessary to Achieve CWIS Contributing to Sustainable Water Management

The 1st Sustainable Water Management (SWM) Expo was organized to align with the World Water Day theme of expediting change and taking collective efforts to solve the water crisis. The expo was jointly organized by the Bangladesh Water Works Association (BWWA), ITN-BUET, Dhaka WASA, WaterAid, and other partner organizations in Dhaka from March 20-22, 2023. The expo aimed to provide resources to achieve SDG-6 targets, and ITN-BUET offered practical insights into addressing environmental and public health issues.

March 22, 2023

Saidpur municipality urged to improve women’s role in sanitation through efficient governance

The necessity of efficient collaboration among councilors and the mayor for sanitation conditions improvement through empowering women was highlighted in the dissemination workshop of the study titled “Measuring Urban Sanitation Empowerment (MUSE)” at Saidpur. Saidpur Municipality arranged the workshop in collaboration with ITN-BUET and CWIS-FSM Support Cell (CFSC), DPHE. The workshop took place on March 20, 2023, at the Conference Room of the Fecal Sludge Treatment Plant (FSTP) of the Municipality.

March 20, 2023

DPHE Officials aim to enhance their Skills in Fecal Sludge and Solid Waste Management through Comprehensive Training Program

Two separate 2-day long training courses were conducted in Cox’s Bazar on March 15-16 and March 18-19, 2023, to enhance the knowledge and skills of professionals in fecal sludge and solid waste management from the Department of Public Health Engineering (DPHE). The training was organized jointly by ITN-BUET and DPHE under the Emergency Multi-Sector Rohingya Crisis Response Project (EMCRP).

March 19, 2023

Women Leaders Orientated to Lead CWIS-02

Women Leaders Orientated to Lead CWIS

On 14 March 2023, an orientation workshop for strengthening leadership skills aimed at CWIS for women leaders was held at the ITN-BUET seminar room. The event was jointly organized by ITN-BUET and UCLG-ASPAC. Members of The Gender, Equity, and Social Inclusion (GESI) Unit of the Municipal Association of Bangladesh (MAB) attended the event.

March 14, 2023

Women still need to ask permission to buy sanitary products

Women still need to ask permission to buy sanitary products

A study titled “Measuring Urban Sanitation Empowerment (MUSE)” discovered that almost half of the women living in Saidpur and Meherpur municipalities still need permission to buy sanitary products. The study’s preliminary findings were presented at a dissemination workshop held on March 5, 2023, at the ITN-BUET seminar room, in honor of International Women’s Day. The study was conducted in collaboration with Emory University and received support from the CWIS-FSM Support Cell, DPHE, WaterAid Bangladesh, and Practical Action.

March 05, 2023

CWIS Knowledge Repository Prototype is launched at FSM7 (1)

CWIS Knowledge Repository Prototype is launched at FSM7

The prototype of “CWIS Knowledge Repository” has been launched to promote access to knowledge and support continuous learning on city-wide inclusive sanitation and fecal sludge management. The launching ceremony was held on February 21, 2023, in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.

February 22, 2023